The Sarbanes Oxley Act requires that all areas of accounting within a company have well-documented policies and procedures. This includes payroll.
While every payroll professional knows that all employees must be paid accurately, that contracts and wage and hour laws are adhered to, and that each paycheck is taxed properly, actually writing procedures to do so is an arduous task, especially considering the myriad rules and changes.
Don't know what to include - or exclude - or even where to start? Don't worry, this training session will help.
Mark Schwartz, an ex-Payroll Auditor himself, will take you through the process step-by-step. You'll learn from an expert the methods for putting together a useful and complete payroll manual, including the topics to include and how to make sure all users get an opportunity for input. This will not only add value to your company, but to your career as a payroll professional.
In this course you will learn the best way to document your payroll procedures. We will discuss how to get started on the process and not become bogged down, as well as the simple steps to insure your procedures are correctly documented, clear, and concise.
By attending, you will learn:
- What is required by federal acts and state regulations
- Best methods for how to document your procedures
- Resources that can be utilized so you don't get bogged down and recreate processes you can use
- The key points that should be included in each procedure, as well as when is the information provided too much versus not enough
- Additional tips to save you time and energy when documenting your procedures
About Your Speaker
Mark Schwartz has over 15 years experience in state and federal payroll tax audits, collections, and payroll consulting.
As an auditor, Mark prided himself on his ability to educate his auditees on state and federal payroll tax requirements. Whatever issues he found in audits, he ensured the auditee knew how to comply in the future. He worked to minimize company disruptions in the audit process.
In addition to his real-life experiences, Mark has a Masters in Business Administration, and currently uses his entertaining and helpful personality to help organizations prepare for payroll tax audits - whether they've already got the notice or are still hoping they don't!
PHR / SPHR Credits!
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.